iPhone Madness--Plus Great Keyboards

The iPhone 3G was released last week, and our forums have been buzzing about it ever since. But I know that not everyone is into iPhone madness, so I added a non-iPhone story this week, too.

Our Test Labs found that he battery life on the iPhone 3G is mediocre--but nonetheless, it still beats its AT&T rivals. Read our updated test report, then tell us what you think about the results--and the new finding that some RIM BlackBerrys run longer.

The iPhone may have lots of great new features, but there are several that we think it still lacks. Check out our list, and let us know what else it's missing.

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CCleaner: It speeds up the PC very noticeably. It's done a great job on nine PCs.
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Gripes: Vista, iPhones in Canada, Cell Phone Laws

Is it dumb to use Windows Vista instead of XP? As usual, there are many readers on both sides of the issue. Let us know what you think.

Canadians are unhappy with iPhone pricing, although a few of our readers point out that they shouldn't be. If you have an opinion on Canadian iPhone pricing, share it with us.

California has enacted a ban on driving while talking on a mobile phone without a hands-free headset. Is this a good law? Does it address the real problem? Join the discussion.

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Windows XP, Vista--and Windows 7?

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be released in January of 2010. Are you waiting to upgrade, or do you think the date will get pushed back? Join the discussion.

A thank-you note from Linux to Microsoft? Some readers think that Vista's problems have driven adoption of Linux, but others say that Linux isn't ready for wide adoption. Share your opinion.

XP is being put out to pasture. Is this a good thing or a tragedy? Let us know what you think.

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Jiwire: Since the virus detected by my ISP blocked the download, I cannot comment on the product. However after receiving no response to four e-mails and two voice mails in the past 10 days, I am not at all impressed with this company.
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Blu-ray's Future, PC in a Pocket, FAA vs. Batteries

After HD DVD's demise, analysts are saying that Blu-ray Disc's victory could be short-lived. Some readers agree, some don't. What's your opinion? .

Can a flash drive be a PC in your pocket? Our article sparked some controversy about driver software, as well as a few positive experiences. How do you use your USB drives? Let us know.

Will the FAA ban laptop batteries? The strict rules that went into effect this year could lead to something even more extreme, a Computerworld writer thinks. Many readers suggest alternatives to batteries, such as wireless power or more power outlets. How would a battery ban change how you travel? Do have any creative solutions? Share your ideas with us.

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HP LaserJet 2605DN Laser Printer: The printer is fair. I feel it does not hold a sufficient supply of paper and the toner is past crazy. It cost over $300 for all colors and for just the black I pay $75, plus tax. This particular toner has given me 300 printed sheets and tells me I have 256 left--order now.
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Controversies Abound: Warner and Blu-ray; Intel and OLPC

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week Warner Bros. announced that it would no longer release movies on HD DVD, but instead support the Blu-ray Disc format. Some readers declare this to mean Blu-ray has won the format war, while others hate both formats. Still others take issue with Warner making its announcement after the holiday season. What do you think? Read the report and let us know.

Intel has resigned from the OLPC board of directors, but OLPC President Walter Bender says he won't miss Intel. Some readers think that Bender's remarks were unprofessional, while others disgusted by Intel's behavior. What's your take? Join the discussion.

There's an active poll in the forums now about built-in Windows XP games. Cast your vote, then reminisce about your favorite games in the Comments section.

 

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Nokia 5300 Xpress Music: I love the phone. It's great--works perfect. I use it for a lot of things. I think this phone is worth the money and more people should get it.
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